I am Angel Gonyora, 23 years old from Hammanskraal Pretoria in South Africa.
I am a Nguni Princess and I believe to be a physical example of women empowerment. I am a student at Rhodes University but I'm also a model, director and coach. I am an active activist and work on giving back to the community with initiatives like, #SpringCleaningClothingandSanitaryDrive.
I am a creative mixture of culture and modern day living and believe that we are who we are because of those who have walked before us. I'm the voice that all those strong women before me have been waiting for which is why I stand for women, in particular I advocate for women reproductive health, an issue that is side eyed for various reasons.
My great great grand mother rose her head and stood her ground regardless of the situations back then so that today I am able to stand proud, so that today I can walk gracefully on the Zuri Africa Queen stage and claim my place as an African woman, and have my voice be heard on a platform big enough to change the world.